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  • A Letter to my Daughters | Angela Ahrendts, Senior Vice President Apple Retail

    *Written by Angela Ahrendts, Senior Vice President – Apple Retail

    This letter is a part of Egon Zehnder’s Leaders and Daughters campaign to collectively inspire, cultivate and pave a better future for the next generation of female leaders. To see more letters or contribute your own, please visit www.leadersanddaughters.com. 

     

    Dear Sommer and Angelina:

    Hopefully you won’t read anything in this letter that you haven’t already heard from me many times before. I’ve always tried to lead by example when we are together, so I will do the same in this letter by reminding you of a few thoughts that will help you navigate your incredible life… Continue reading

  • Love the skin you’re in: Personal Grooming and Image

    An excerpt from Standing Tall in a Falling World
     
    I am sure you have heard the saying, “Who you are speaks so loudly, I cannot hear what you are saying!”  That is what looking and being the part without saying a word, is all about.   Your personal grooming and image is your personal branding.  Who you are has your signature all over you.  Be confident in your image, don’t apologise for who you are.  It is our individual uniqueness that makes the world such a colourful place.
     
    Wherever you are, go prepared to market yourself before you attempt anything else.
     
    Present yourself well… Continue reading

  • Invading my soul – A personal narrative by Mpho Mpofu

    I was once told that in life there are no coincidences. Life presents carefully planned and God crafted experiences that present situations or people that are there to impart knowledge, skill and support. For the longest time I never paid much attention to this insight but the older I get, the more I understand it to be true. In August 2015, at a Professional’s Speakers Association’s “Food for thought’ themed Women’s event, I met Angelique Du Toit who touched my heart. She pierced into a place inside of me in a profound and significant way. I found myself wondering, how… Continue reading

  • The Annique Première 2016 – The Race Continues

    The Annique Première 2016 reached new heights as it inspired Consultants to take their businesses to new levels. The race continues. The starting gun has gone off and the track to success lies before you. The distance you run and the energy and focus you use to move through your race, is up to you.
     
    Every champion has to be disciplined and determined to reach the top of their game. Since you are the champion of your own business, determination and following daily disciplines will need to be applied by you with a great sense of purpose. Remember, your daily decisions… Continue reading

  • God’s Workmanship

    Not so long ago I received this very powerful emailer from Greg Hinnant Ministries. He delves into the biology of humans and the incredible way in which we are made, from our intelligence right down to our flesh and skin. It’s most certainly worth the read…
     

    So Random Force Did All This?
     
    Stunned! That was my reaction to Amsterdam’s Dutch National Museum of art when, as a rather incurious sixteen year old, I wandered through it, noting the brilliant contrasts of light and dark and exquisitely fine detail in every painting. Young, inexperienced, and uninformed as I was, even I knew there must… Continue reading

  • You are Your Message

    An excerpt from Standing Tall in a Falling World
     
    Life is really a series of presentations.  These presentations are verbal, non-verbal and a combination of both.  The better your presentation is, the better your life could be.  Daily you make presentations to your husband, your children, your staff and your friends.  The more significant your presentation is, the better your chances of having fulfilling relationships and greater success in your daily life.  Just imagine the possibilities contained in doing a series of significant life presentations.  It could take your life from mediocre to magnificent!
     
    It is a fact that the first impression… Continue reading

  • The Four Faces of Fear | Dr Shandrey Thumbran

    The four faces of fear
     
    The single, biggest obstacle a person faces when trying to accomplish a goal
     

    God is the original entrepreneur and Eden is the first market place where gold is the first currency. Adam was the first man God created and the first thing God gave Adam was “work”. Work was God’s way for Adam to create wealth, making God’s Word the blueprint for the entrepreneur to create, maintain and grow a profitable business. The blueprint is not in a PowerPoint format or sketched on a whiteboard in some bible school. It is hidden deep within God’s Word, principles… Continue reading

  • The Purpose Driven Life | Rick Warren

    This is an absolutely incredible short interview with Rick Warren,
    “Purpose Driven Life” author and pastor of Saddleback Church in California.
     
    In the interview by Paul Bradshaw with Rick Warren, Rick said:
     

    People ask me, “What is the purpose of life”? And I respond: In a nutshell, life is preparation for eternity. We were made to last forever, and God wants us to be with Him in Heaven.
     
    One day my heart is going to stop, and that will be the end of my body–
    but not the end of me.
     
    I may live 60 to 100 years on earth, but I am going to spend… Continue reading